Yesterday brought the first clematis blossoms in my gardens. Call them elegant, extravagant, graceful, old-fashioned … what ever … but don't turn your back on growing clematis. They cascade upward when given support, or at ground level when that is the only support available. The vines will gently intertwine through perennial shrubs such as rhododendron or along fences. A clematis cascading over a stone wall offers a perfect New England contrast – soft, gentle flowers vining freely along an inflexible, sturdy structure of stone.
By joenesgarden, 3 years and 6 months ago